Monday 31 October 2016

Cyril Almeida

Cyril Almeida is a Pakistani journalist of Goan ancestry. He is presently Assistant Editor of the 'Dawn ' Pakistani newspaper.
He had written an article mentioning differences between the civil authorities and security agencies in Pakistan. He wrote that in a national security council meeting the civil authorities said that whenever they wanted a curb on terrorists in Pakistan, the security agencies would protect them.
This article resulted in an ' Exit Control ' order against Almeida, which prevented him from leaving the country ( though the order was revoked after 3 days ), and the consequence was that Almeida has suddenly become a national and international hero.
But everybody in Pakistan and elsewhere know that the civil and military authorities have had differences in Pakistan, though ultimately the army has prevailed. So what is so great about Almeida's disclosure ?
People like Almeida will never speak the truth that Partition of India in 1947 on communal lines on the basis of the bogus two nation theory was a historical swindle and fraud by the British, whose whole aim was to ensure that India does not emerge as a modern industrial giant, and thus become a powerful rivalry to British industry. ( see my article ' The Truth about Pakistan ' online )
People like Almeida will never say that Pakistan is a fake, artificial entity, created as an Islamic state, when the reality is that the Indian subcontinent has so much diversity that only secularism can work here. Once you set up an Islamic state there is bound to be persecution of Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Ahmedis, Shias, Ismailis, Sikhs, etc as it happens regularly, and fights between Deobandis, Barelvis, etc
People like Almeida will never say that to talk of good relations between India and Pakistan is living in a fools paradise ( like that other set of jokers ' Aman ki Asha ' ), because the very purpose of creating Pakistan was to ensure hostilities or tensions between India and Pakistan so that the foreign arms manufacturers can beautifully continue their sale of arms to us ( India is the biggest purchaser of foreign arms in the world ), thus reaping super profits, money which could and should have been spent on the welfare of our own peoples.
People like Almeida will never say that Indians and Pakistanis are really one nation, sharing the same culture, and have been one since Mughal times, but temporarily separated by the wicked designs of Westerners, and that we must reunite under a modern minded secular government, and that there can never be peace unless we reunite.
People like Almeida are very careful not to say all this, because they may then be deprived of their comfortable lives, and indeed become a target of the Pakistani security agencies and religious extremists in Pakistan.
And yet Almeida has been made into a national and international hero.
Hari Om

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